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Oct 21, 2012 11:00pm PDT
missells had already been there for three months. back in 2001, ktvu reporter george watson brought us this look back at those tense days when the united states and the soviet union stood on the brink of nuclear war, each waiting to see if the other would blink. >> a picket line of american warships cruised the waters off the coast of cuba. soviet ships possibly carrying nuclear missiles had been warned to turn back. it was a deadly dance at high noon in the sea. the cuban missile crisis took the world to the brink of the unthinkable. >> in the cold war it's the closest we came to nuclear war. >> reporter: in response the united states cut off all aid to cuba. a year later an army of cuban exiles attempted unsuccessfully to overthrow the government of castro by invading cuba at a place called the bay of pace. there was evidence the invasion had been planned and financed by the u.s. even down to the training of the cuban exiles at a military base in guatemala. the united states denied any such involvement in a carefully worded at the same time -- worded statement to the united nations.
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
mays and willie mccubbie all grabbed shovels and and dug in. >> the people are starting to ask us what is the street address. we will like to announce that in the year 2000 you can direct all of your giant's fan mail, all of your mail to willie to pacific well park one willie mays plaza, san francisco 94107. >> thank you, thank you. >> i just about got away from crying. i was on the verge of leaving, but when someone like that talk about you, making you believe that this ballpark was built for you, it's wonderful. all i can say peter, thank you. >> reporter: this day comes after voters rejected four separate ballot measures to finance new ballparks and after the giants twice almost left the bay area completely. >> we almost lost the giants. we almost lost them twice. i don't think i would live the day that they would still be here in san francisco. >> i just wish they would have had a downtown park when i was playing. >> why? >> it just happened. i just thought it was good for the city. >> reporter: with pacific bell having paid $50 million for the naming rights for 24 years the g
Oct 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
premiered outside of london. it opened at the palace of fine arts and ktvu randy shandobil brought us this report on its premier. >> i would like to proclaim this day as 007 james bond day here in san francisco. >> reporter: mayor dianne feinstein acted as sort of a cheer leader for the new bond movie outside of city hall. why is our highest city official pushing a movie? well here's the reason, a stunt man parachuted down to city hall today to present the mayor with a check for $100,000. the money will be used to fund two child care centers in the tenderloin. the $100,000 comes from more than 1,000 people plopping down $150 a head to see the world premier on a view to a kill tonight at the palace of fine arts. about 500 teenage girls screamed their adolescent heads off when the couple of the year appeared, moore and feinstein. roger moore's leading lady and grace jones who plays a villain in the movie. >> i think it's wonderful. i think the enthusiasm is fantastic. listen to them. >> reporter: but the teenagers were here to see rock stars duran duran who wrote the film's music. the p
Oct 28, 2012 11:00pm PDT
history since the team took four from the cleveland indians in 1954. fred inglis is with us live from detroit and fred, this was the first game in which the tigers led and it felt like they had a chance late in the game, but again, the combines just had that? extra. >> reporter: they have a lot of tools here. you talk about pablo sand val, but how the national league championship series mvp. that would be marco scutaro, who is a consumate pro, and plays this game the right way. marco came into game 4 of the world series batting 2 for 12, but today, he hustled and scored on posey's hit and the guy they call blockbuster comes through in the 10th when they needed it the most. >> i'm just excited! i mean, i don't even know what to say right now. it's a blessing from above. i have to thank god for this. just for the opportunity to be in the world series, and now that we won it, i mean, i can't ask for anything better than this. >> we made pitches and our pipeline stepped up. we didn't use a whole lot in the series, but what we got used man we made sure we did some damage. >> reporter:
Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
father until decades later. bob mackenzie brought us this report in the 1990s. >> reporter: mamola did pretty well for himself. something has bothered ed mamola all his life. he and his brother never knew anything about their father expect that he had died when they were babies. their mother managed to support the boys by working two jobs but she would never talk about her husband. >> she wouldn't talk nothing about what he was doing or nothing. she was just scared. she was scared the mafia was going to come get her and us kids. >> reporter: finally this year, mamola got a call from sergeant jim nelson of the alameda county sheriff's department. nelson had ran across this story of joseph momola a policeman killed on the job in 1827. and a few weeks ago, nelson and the mamolas went to alam rock cemetery and walked to the grave of joseph mamola, jeff's father. >> it's nice when you get something like this when you get a nice ending. >> reporter: the story sergeant nelson told them was this, joseph mamola was a constable, an elected police official in richmond in the days of prohibiti
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